Opening and closing jump rings is an essential skill for making bag chain straps. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Materials you'll need:
Step 1: Hold the jump ring with pliers
Use one of the pliers to hold the jump ring securely.
Step 2: Open the jump ring
While holding the jump ring with one hand, use the other hand to twist the plier in opposite directions. This will open the jump ring. The goal is to open the jump ring just enough to add or remove components, without distorting its shape.
Step 3: Add or remove components
Slide the chain or clasp you want to add or remove through the open jump ring.
Step 4: Close the jump ring
Use the pliers to gently press the two sides of the jump ring back together. Make sure the two sides are flush against each other and that the jump ring is securely closed.
Note: It's important to handle jump rings carefully and not to over-open them in order to maintain their shape. With a little practice, opening and closing jump rings will become a breeze!